Saturday, December 11, 2004

And the Phone Rings

Wuuu whooo!

My ex-counselor just called me. She is going to fill out my forms on Monday! It feels good to have this wildcard out of the way.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 10, 2004

I am Stable, Hear me Roar

Well, I have left two messages on my ex-counselors voice mail system -- one on Monday and one today. She has not called back yet -- I am hoping its because she's on vacation...

I need to get a hold of her so she can sign papers documenting my mental health...and the stability thereof... :-)

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

To Friends That Listen

Today I was at lunch with friends, when someone asked:

  • So, why do you wanna join the Peace Corps?

And then, while I was composing a comprehensive, yet succinct answer in my head; one of my other friends answered for me, in as good or better a fashion than I could have myself.

Thanks Lonnie!

(I guess I must talk about the Peace Corps a lot...)

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

An Unexpected Guest

Today was an A-PC day! Some big Peace Corps type things happened:

  • submitted my dental paperwork to my dentist - it should be complete tomorrow or the next day
  • completed the paperwork for my eyes
  • found my ex-counselor and left a message on her work voice mail
  • sweet talked my way into a physical at my clinic for Thursday of next week -- I'm giving up on the VA because it will take too long

If all goes well, I should be able to submit my medical paperwork by the end of next week!

Also, my two daughters and I attended a Peace Corps informational meeting held by the regional Peace Corps office. I found it to be very interesting. It was nice to see returned volunteers dressed in their local clothing and to hear them talking about their experiences. It seemed like they all had a special type of confidence about them that I have not seen in many others...

A surprise guest even showed up...

    The meeting was at a local library. A man that grew up in Cameroon (Africa) happened to be going to the library and saw the signs for the Peace Corps. He followed the signs, and joined the meeting. He gave a wonderfully touching speech on his impression of Peace Corps volunteers that served in his home of Cameroon.

It's going to be hard to sleep tonight!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Appointments R Us

Well, after reading through the packet, it looks like I have to get these things done:

  • Have a complete medical exam
  • Document my penicillin allergy
  • Document my knee surgery
  • Have a complete dental exam (my teeth have trained hard, and are ready)
  • Have an eye exam and get another pair of glasses
  • Explain my family counseling in a written statement
  • Track down my individual counseling counselor so she can complete some mental health documentation

I'm not sure if I will be able to wait for the VA's appointments -- I've been told it's best to get these things done as quickly as possible.